Greta Rainbow writes about art books, old MTV shows, digital ephemerality, cringe, Depop, kissing, refugee camp design, Catholic aesthetics, street sounds, translation, matchbooks, radio stations ...










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Greta grew up in Seattle, went to school in Montreal, and now lives in New York. Her work has appeared in

the Brooklyn Rail, Dazed, Dirt, The Face, the Guardian, i-D, InStyle, Interview, Literary Hub, Nylon, Observer, SSENSE, VICE, Vulture, W magazine, and WNYC,

among others.

She is Features Fact-Checker at

Bustle Digital Group

and fact-checks on a freelance basis for outlets such as

Artsy, Insider, and On the Media.



see more bylines + projects  

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@gertsofficial



essays 


Lost to the Sands of Time: Ephemerality in the Digital Age / Majuscule
The Rights to Public Sound Space / Hii Magazine
Godpilled: Pronouncing Their Love for the Lord / Editorial Magazine
The Co-Founders of @press_sf Are Reading Between The Times / SSENSE
Depop Captions Are Becoming The New Blogs To Read / Nylon
Breakups That Broke Us: Michelle Williams and Phil Elverum / InStyle
Are Alex Jones and Jacob Wohl Performance Artists? / The Outline
Considering Gender in the Age of AICAN, the Unhuman Artist / Topical Cream


profiles 


Comic artist Johnny Damm / The Creative Independent
Skin in the Game: Red Bets on the Future of Fashion / Red DAO
Journalist Emma Madden / The Creative Independent
Clothing Designer Moriah Black / The Creative Independent
Author Anna Dorn / Shondaland
Designers Jeremy Karl and Eugene Angelo / Friends With Benefits WIP
Meet Leia Jospé, Curator of Cringe / W Magazine
Meet the Internet’s Favorite Movie Critic / Downtime
Filmmaker Isabel Sandoval / The Face
Tattoo Project Body Spells / The Creative Independent
Photographer Pelle Cass / Atlas Obscura
Everyone Is Kissing Tommy Kha / Interview
A Conversation With Hans Waege / Collecteurs

criticism


VoiceNotesCore: On Joanna Hogg’s The Eternal Daughter / LARB
Martine Syms Satirizes the MFA Experience / i-D
The Dynamism of Translated Works / Shondaland
Cookie Mueller’s Collected Stories / W Magazine
Jorge de León Archives Our Times On Canvas / Observer 
The Syrian Refugees Creating Design From Displacement / The Guardian
Joel Sternfeld’s American Prospects / The Brooklyn Rail
Amalia Ulman’s El Planeta / The Face
MTV’s Downtown Is a Hyperspecific Time Capsule / Vulture
Sarah Jaffe’s Work Won’t Love You Back / Bustle
Ragnar Kjartansson’s Circle of Death, Beauty and Time / I Care If You Listen
The Intimate Local History Hidden In High Maintenance / Observer
Telling the Story of Zimbabwe’s Subversive Creatives / Lit Hub
Inside Out and Upside Down: Tibor Kalman / Cooper Hewitt
Housebound: Portraits from the Winter Garden / The Belgo Report
Flesh, Blood, and Everything Nice, That’s What Girls Are Made Of / The Fine Print


reports


Location Sharing Is A Way of Life / Buzzfeed News
Finding Meaning in Freelancing Outside Validation / Study Hall
The Best Looks From The Governors Ball / The FADER
‘Social Media Manager’ Is A Lot Harder Than It Sounds / Money
A Weekend at CHOP, Seattle’s Police-Free Zone / Bustle
Hey Internet DJ / The Brooklyn Rail


selected fact-checking


South Africa's infamous ultra-marathon cheats / Insider
LoveShackFancy built a pretty, skinny, rich-girl dreamworld / Insider
Ethel Cain Is Still Searching For Herself / Nylon
American Girl Founder Pleasant Rowland’s Controversy / Bustle
Glossier’s Emily Weiss: Last Girlboss Standing / Bustle
The Many Faces of Scooter Braun / Insider
Conflicted Congress, revealing lawmakers’ conflicts-of-interest / Insider
Coping with things / Dirt
How QAnon Talking Points Took Over the Mom Internet / Romper
An American Murdered In The Western Pacific / Bustle
The Uptight Girl’s Guide To Psychedelics / Bustle
All Eyes On Phoebe Bridgers / Nylon
Rebekah Neumann Fueled WeWork's Collapse / Bustle

Family Ghosts, a documentary-style storytelling podcast
    The Mission
    Collateral For Ten Million
    The Clotilda Legacy, parts 1—3
    June & George
    His Minor Years
    The Love Family, parts 1—3

On the Media, WNYC’s weekly investigation into how the media shapes our worldview
    The Scarlet E: Unmasking America’s Eviction Crisis, parts 1—4





other projects 


The Open Ears Project / WQXR and New York Public Radio
Greta was the digital content producer for the Webby-nominated daily podcast, newsletter and listening initiative

School Schmool 2018-2019 / Quebec Public Interest Research Group
Greta was the co-coordinator and layout designer of the radical student planner and resource guide



All Things McGill / CKUT 90.3
Greta was the host, producer and editor of the weekly show of interviews, music and news bulletins about the obscure corners of McGill University

The Fine Print Magazine
Greta was an assistant editor and contributing writer to the Montreal-based art, fashion and ideas publication. She interviewed artists like Tomás Saraceno and Brad Phillips, and edited features like “The Artist and the Subject: Discussing Women’s Place in Art.”

Ashes, an audiovisual zine
Greta used “bygone” forms of media to express the futurity of broadcasting the struggle for societal change, as inspired by Lizzie Borden’s Born in Flames